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Do your kids get along?

I know sibling rivalary is normal, but it's seems like my 2 boys ..mainly the older one, is always being mean to his little brother... i get's so tired of telling him "stop don't do that, he's just a baby!" he's always pulling is hand when he's crawling, or taking toys away from him or practically anything the baby has , he has to come rip it oout of his hands, he hits him too.. i just hope this is a phase !! big brother is 3 little brother is 7 months. there are times when he is nice to his little brother , it just seems like more often than not he is being mean to him.! guess i'm just venting, but it's getting so frustrating!!

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:28 PM on Jul. 11, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • it can be hard although it might also be a thing where the older brother is jealous of the little brother because he was an only child for 2 years and he doesn't like to share. I might try spending some one on one time with the older one when the baby isn't around. I would also try to not yell at him all the time.

    Good Luck!
    cornflakegirl3

    Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 1:38 PM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • Your big brother is old enough to understand being nice to others. Instead of telling him "no" all the time, try to focus their play on good behavior, and praise him for taking such good care of his little brother. If he is too rough, tell him that if he can't be caring, that he has to play in his room by himself for a little bit, or do a time out for being unkind. Also, make sure he's getting some play time with peers (playdates, at the park, etc) and also has plenty of 1 on 1 time with you so that you know his rough play isn't stemming from jealousy.
    terirose22

    Answer by terirose22 at 1:43 PM on Jul. 11, 2011

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